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Sep
20
Thu
2018
Creative Thought Forum Lecture: The Real World of Synthetic Biology @ James A. Little Theater
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Creative Thought Forum lectures are free for SAR members and $10 for not-yet-members.

Register in advance here.

Christina Agapakis

Christina Agapakis

What is synthetic biology? How will it influence communities and cultures? For over 100 years, synthetic biologists have sought to create and control life in order to improve understanding through engineering. In 1912, the physician and biophysicist Stéphane Leduc first used the term synthetic biology to describe his attempts to create living forms from inert chemicals. Over a century later, synthetic biologists are creating new materials and organisms using processes to edit genomes and write original DNA.

Christina Agapakis, creative director at Ginkgo Bioworks, discusses the historic journey to create engineered living cells, how this method in biological design developed, and where it will take us going forward.

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SAR SALON: Friday, September 21, 2018 Salons are offered on the morning following each Creative Thought Forum lecture. The salon is an opportunity for a conversation-style gathering with the speaker for a deeper exploration of the lecture topics. Participation in the salons is limited to 25 people and is a free member benefit; advanced registration is required with priority given to Chaco level members and above. For more information or to register for the salon call 505-954-7231.

Learn more about SAR’s Creative Thought Forum here.

Image above: A sample of fabric dyed by living bacteria, by designer Natsai Chieza of Faber Futures.

This Lecture Sponsored By:

Dan Merians and Tamara Bates UBS Financial Services
Daniels Insurance, Inc.

Oct
11
Thu
2018
Creative Thought Forum Lecture: Connecting Science, Technology, and Culture in Education @ James A. Little Theater
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Creative Thought Forum lectures are free for SAR members and $10 for not-yet-members.

Register in advance here.

Leah Buechley

Leah Buechley

Computer scientist and former science director of MIT’s High-Low Tech research group, Leah Buechley, explores gender equity in Makerspaces. From e-textiles to paper circuits, Buechley shows how tech using traditional cultural practices—weaving or papermaking—can invite new questions about authority and accessibility.

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SAR SALON: Friday, October 12, 2018 Salons are offered on the morning following each Creative Thought Forum lecture. The salon is an opportunity for a conversation-style gathering with the speaker for a deeper exploration of the lecture topics. Participation in the salons is limited to 25 people and is a free member benefit; advanced registration is required with priority given to Chaco level members and above. For more information or to register for the salon call 505-954-7231.

Learn more about SAR’s Creative Thought Forum here.

Image above: Interactive electronic wallpaper. Photo courtesy of Leah Buechley.

This Lecture Sponsored By:

New Mexico Bank & Trust
Shiprock Santa Fe

Jan
24
Thu
2019
Creative Thought Forum Lecture: Chacoan Astronomy, Cosmography, Roads, and Ritual Power: Insights into the Chaco World Using New Technologies @ James A. Little Theater
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Creative Thought Forum lectures are free for SAR members and $10 for not-yet-members.

Register in advance here.

Anna Sofaer

Anna Sofaer

Anna Sofaer and her colleagues, Robert Weiner and Richard Friedman, present their work on the Solstice Project, a nonprofit dedicated to the study of astronomical heritage in Chaco Canyon culture. Using traditional approaches and emerging technologies (LIDAR and 3D modeling), their work reveals new ways of exploring this history.

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SAR SALON: Friday, January 25, 2019 Salons are offered on the morning following each Creative Thought Forum lecture. The salon is an opportunity for a conversation-style gathering with the speaker for a deeper exploration of the lecture topics. Participation in the salons is limited to 25 people and is a free member benefit; advanced registration is required with priority given to Chaco level members and above. For more information or to register for the salon call 505-954-7231.

Learn more about SAR’s Creative Thought Forum here.

Image above: Low oblique aerial view of Pueblo Alto, one of the Great House ruins in Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The ruin is in the foreground of this view to the north, with traces of prehistoric roads clearly visible in the middle distance under the raking morning light. Photo by Adriel Heisey, courtesy of Anna Sofaer.

This Lecture Sponsored By:

Dan Merians & Tamara Bates UBS Financial Services
Bank of Albuquerque
Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery
Shiprock Santa Fe

 

Mar
21
Thu
2019
Creative Thought Forum Lecture: From ‘Garden Warriors’ to ‘Good Seeds;’ Indigenizing the Local Food Movement @ James A. Little Theater
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Creative Thought Forum lectures are free for SAR members and $10 for not-yet-members.

Register in advance here.

Elizabeth Hoover. Photo by Adam Sings In The Timber

Elizabeth Hoover. Photo by Adam Sings In The Timber

Elizabeth Hoover explores traditional food practices in Native American communities and the impact of environmental studies on modern food production. Hoover’s community-engaged research at Brown University examines issues of environmental justice, indigenous farming, and subsistence revival movements.

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SAR SALON: Friday, March 22, 2019 Salons are offered on the morning following each Creative Thought Forum lecture. The salon is an opportunity for a conversation-style gathering with the speaker for a deeper exploration of the lecture topics. Participation in the salons is limited to 25 people and is a free member benefit; advanced registration is required with priority given to Chaco level members and above. For more information or to register for the salon call 505-954-7231.

Learn more about SAR’s Creative Thought Forum here.

 


This Lecture Sponsored By:

Walter Burke Catering
KUNM 89.9 FM
Shiprock Santa Fe